Christmas in July: This power user’s Android wishlist

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Do you wish stock Android would do a little bit more? Tired of relying on third party developers or manufacturers to add the features you feel should be standard in Android? I could not agree more. As great as Android is, there are some shortcomings in the system. Do not take me the wrong way, ...

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How I Android (mid-2014)

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The beauty of Android is in the ability to customize it, do whatever you like and use it as such. In other words you’re not nearly as limited as you are in other mobile platforms. Of course there are some limitations on Android as well, but even those disappear once you root the device. ...

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Perform a Nandroid backup online with this App

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A Nandroid backup is a process which is performed in recovery mode to take a snapshot of the current state of your Android Operating System, along with data, settings, and a whole bunch of other information to create a backup file. This backup can then be used to restore to if you flash a bad ...

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Alleged HTC smartwatch running Android Wear leaks

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We’ve seen some rumors mentioning HTC’s smartwatch running Android Wear. It is allegedly due this fall under the name “HTC One Wear”. We have a new development when it comes to this, a leaked render, courtesy of @evleaks. @evleaks has an amazing track record so ...

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Watch This App: PixtoCam for Android Wear

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So you’ve got an Android Wear device and now you’re looking for some Android apps to go along with it. We’ve got you covered. Our Watch This App column is designed to help educate readers in the various apps available for the platform and highlight the best of the bunch. Watch This App: ...

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The best Android Wear watch face apps

We’re roughly two weeks into the release of Android Wear devices (LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live) and the apps are beginning to pile up. Plenty of developers have already updated their existing apps to support the enhanced capabilities of a smartwatch. Others devs, however, are releasing ...

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Android Wear Watch Faces

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Watch This App: VimoFit Android Wear Fitness

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So you’ve got an Android Wear device and now you’re looking for some Android apps to go along with it. We’ve got you covered. Our Watch This App column is designed to help educate readers in the various apps available for the platform and highlight the best of the bunch. Watch This App: VimoFit ...

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Microsoft pulls the plug on Android for Nokia X series

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Well, that didn’t take very long, did it? After roughly one half of a year in existence, Microsoft’s Nokia X line of smartphones is going away. In a letter to employees from Stephen Elop, we learn that Microsoft is downsizing to the tune of 18,000 people of which 12,500 come from ...

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Google prepping Android Wear watch face API to foster development

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Google is looking to do for Android Wear what it has done for Android all along: allow for rich customization at all levels. To that end, Google is working on an API that will allow for developers to create third party Android Wear watch faces. It’s not impossible today to create watch faces ...

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Minimum – the first keyboard to land on Android Wear

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The team behind Minimum keyboard have been quick to get an Android Wear version of the tiny keyboard into development and have posted up a teaser of it in action on the LG G Watch. Minimum is a hugely popular 3rd party keyboard for your phone which takes up very little space on the ...

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Google Play Store alleged Android “L” redesign screenshots leak

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Ever since Google announced Android “L” at Google I/O and developer preview of that OS, developers have been trying to push it out wherever they can. We’ve seen it ported to Nexus 4 and HTC One, other than that certain apps which try to emulate Android “L” apps ...

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Android “L” developer preview gets ported to HTC One (M7)

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Other than the official Android “L” Developer Preview which is available for LG Nexus 5 and Asus Nexus 7 (2013) devices by Google, we’ve seen it ported to the Nexus 4 recently. We knew that this is not the end of it though, of course. HTC One (M7) unexpectedly gets its own ...

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Enable Android screen mirroring to Chromecast on your rooted device

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Google just flipped the switch to allow Android screen mirroring to Chomecast for a few devices, but if you don’t have one currently supported, you’ve been pretty much out of luck. Thanks to r3pwn over at XDA Developers forum, through an experimental app, you can now enable the beta ...

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Motorola talks Android 4.4.4 updates; plans a Google+ AMA

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Motorola has provided a bit of insight into the Android 4.4.4 KitKat software update and how it pertains to its line of smartphones. This latest update includes all of the goodies of 4.4.3—such a new dialer, the ability to pause during video recording, and enhanced camera image quality—and ...

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